Brexit Deal Spurs Stocks Ahead of US Jobs Report – Wall Street Journal

U.K. banks jump on Brexit divorce deal Stocks in Europe, Asia climb Dollar firms ahead of jobs report

An agreement on Brexit divorce terms helped spur gains in global stock markets and U.K. lenders Friday shortly ahead of a key reading on the U.S. labor market.

The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 0.8% midday, led by a 2.8% rise in the banking sector, its biggest component. Stocks in Japan and Hong Kong ended sharply higher while futures pointed to a 0.2% opening rise for the S&P 500 after it snapped its longest losing streak…